Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM PDT

Advanced Planning Helps EBMUD During California's Severe Drought

Advanced Planning Helps EBMUD During California's Severe Drought

The East Bay Municipal Utilities District credits customers doing their part to conserve and advanced planning for being able to deal with California's severe drought.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board is looking to spend half a million dollars on hiring water police to help new conservation regulations approved by the state.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 06:52 PM PDT

South Bay Farms Impacted by Shutdown of Water Pipeline

South Bay Farms Impacted by Shutdown of Water Pipeline

South Bay farmers are feeling the pain of the drought more than ever after the Santa Clara Valley Water District turned off a major pipeline Thursday.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 06:44 PM PDT

Water Agencies Work to Enforce New CA Restrictions

Water Agencies Work to Enforce New CA Restrictions

Bay Area water agencies are now trying to figure out how to enforce new state restrictions, including fining water wasters up to $500 a day.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:17 PM PDT

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

Severe Drought May Nudge Birds Toward Extinction

The Cosumnes River Preserve near the Central Valley, a key stop for birds, may be greatly impacted by California's severe drought if water regulators tighten the tap on the preserve's annual water allotment.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM PDT

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

State Approves $500 Fines for Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday took unprecedented steps to get folks to conserve with the severe drought showing no signs of ending soon. The board approved mandatory state-wide water...

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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